Texas Tech University

Yuan Shu

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Associate Professor
Director of Asian Studies Program

Office: 465
Email: yuan.shu@ttu.edu

Honors and Awards
Books and Edited Volumes
Book Chapters

Articles
Encyclopedia Entries
Reviews

Honors and Awards

Research

  • U.S. Department of State--U.S. Embassy in Singapore Public Affairs Section--Small Grant Program ($24,000) October 2017- September 2018
  • The J. William Fulbright American Scholars Award researching and teaching at the National University of Singapore, Singapore, August 2017 to January 2018
  • Harvard University's Harvard-Yenching Library Travel Grant ($600), February 2017
  • Texas Tech University's Scholarship Catalyst Program Grant in the Humanities for 2017 ($2500)
  • Texas Tech University's Integrated Scholar for 2017
  • Annual Convention of China's Association for the Study of Literature in English, Keynote Speaker, June 2013 and July 2016
  • Dartmouth College's “Futures of American Studies Summer Institute,” Plenary Speaker, June 2014 and June 2016
  • Texas Tech University's Global Vision Award on Faculty International Scholarship, April 2016
  • Stanford University's Digital Humanities Project on “the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America,” Participant, Sept. 2012-Apr. 2016.
  • Texas Tech University Creative Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Grant ($14,900), Sept. 2012.
  • Henry Luce Foundation Special Initiative Grant ($27,000), Feb. 2012.
  • U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Group Studies Abroad Grant, Nov. 2003.
  • Big12 Faculty Fellowship ($2,500), Texas Tech University and University of Colorado, Oct. 2002.

Teaching

  • Texas Tech University's Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, Service Learning Faculty Fellow ($1,500), Aug. 2015-May 2016.

Service

  • Texas Tech University President's Excellence in Diversity and Equity Award, April 2011.
  • Texas Tech University Inclusive Excellence Award, April 2011.

Articles

  • “Introduction: Oceanic Archive, Indigenous Epistemology, and Transpacific American Studies,” Oceanic Archives, Indigenous Epistemology, and Transpacific American Studies. Eds. Yuan Shu, Otto Heim, and Kendall Johnson. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, forthcoming.
  • “Maxine Hong Kingston's Transpacific Imagination: from the Talk Story of the “No-Name Woman” to the Articulation of Peace,” Oceanic Archives and Transnational American Studies, Hong Kong UP, Forthcoming.
  • Yuan Shu and Donald E. Pease. “Introduction: Transnational American Studies and the Transpacific Imaginary,” American Studies as Transnational Practice, Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College Press, 2015. 1-35.
  • “Transnationalism, Planetary Consciousness, and American Studies,” American Studies as Transnational Practice, Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College Press. 2015. 84-105.
  • “Negotiating the Technological Empire: Cosmopolitics, Colonial Modernity, and Early Chinese American Autobiographical Writing,” American Studies as Transnational Practice, Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College Press. 2015. 365-388.
  • “Virtual Communities and the Cultural Imaginary of Chinese Americans,” Asian America: Forming New Communities, Expanding Boundaries. Ed. H. Ling. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 2009. 179-197.
  • “Globalization and ‘Asian Values': Teaching and Theorizing Asian American Literature,” College Literature 32:1 (2005): 86-102.
  • “Reading the Kung Fu Film in an American Context: from Bruce Lee to Jackie Chan,” The Journal of Popular Film and Television 31:2 (2003): 50-59.
  • “Cultural Politics and Chinese American Female Subjectivity: Rethinking Maxine Hong Kingston's Woman Warrior,” MELUS 26:2 (2001): 199-223.
  • “Information Technologies, the U.S. Nation-State, and Asian American Subjectivities,” Cultural Critique 40 (1998): 145-66. A special issue on “The Futures of American Studies.”

Encyclopedia Entries

  • “Lan Cao,” Asian Americans: An Encyclopedia of Social, Cultural, Economic, and Political History, eds. Xiaojian Zhao and Edward J.W. Park, Greenwood Press, 2013.
  • “Iris Chang,” Asian Americans: An Encyclopedia of Social, Cultural, Economic, and Political History, eds. Xiaojian Zhao and Edward J.W. Park, Greenwood Press, 2013.
  • “Le Ly Hayslip,” Asian Americans: An Encyclopedia of Social, Cultural, Economic, and Political History, eds. Xiaojian Zhao and Edward J.W. Park, Greenwood Press, 2013.
  • “Yan Phou Lee,” Asian Americans: An Encyclopedia of Social, Cultural, Economic, and Political History, eds. Xiaojian Zhao and Edward J.W. Park, Greenwood Press, 2013.
  • “Karen Tei Yamashita,” Asian Americans: An Encyclopedia of Social, Cultural, Economic, and Political History, eds. Xiaojian Zhao and Edward J.W. Park, Greenwood Press, 2013.
  • “Amy Tan,” Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century American Fiction, ed. Patrick O'Donnell, Blackwell Publishers, 2011.

Reviews

  • Review of "Thinking Literature across Continents" by Ranjan Ghosh and J. Hillis Miller," Choice 54:10 (June 2017): 1350.
  • “Review of King-Kok Cheung's Chinese American Literature without Borders,Amerasia Journal 43:2 (2017): 195-197.
  • “Review of Heidi Kim's Invisible Subjects: Asian America in Postwar Literature,Choice 54:3 (November 2016): 918.
  • “Review of Drawing New Color Lines: Transnational Asian American Graphic Narratives,Choice 53:11 (July 2016): 1560.
  • “Review of The Cambridge Companion to Asian American Literature,Choice 53:6 (February 2016): 878
  • “Review of Jennifer Ho's Racial Ambiguity in Asian American Literature," Choice, 53:3 (December 2015): 2068.
  • “Review of Asian American Literature and the Environment, Choice 52:10 (June 2015): 1652.
  • “Review of Xiaojing Zhou's City of Others: Reimagining Urban Spaces in Asian American Literature,” Choice 52:8 (April 2015): 1316.
  • “Review of Global Perspectives on Asian American Literature,” Journal of Asian American Studies 12:3 (2009):366-368.
  • "Review of Y. Huang's Transpacific Imaginations," American Studies Journal 49:3 (2008): 274-275.
  • “Review of X.H. Yin's Chinese American Literature since the 1850s,” Amerasia Journal 27:2 (2001): 200-203.

Books and Edited Volumes

    • Yuan Shu, Empire and Geopolitics: Technology, Discourse, and Transpacific Chinese American Writing. Under revision.
    • Yuan Shu and Donald E. Pease, eds. American Studies as Transnational Practice: Turning toward the Transpacific, Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College Press. 2015.
      American Studies as Transnational Practice
    • Otto Heim, Kendall Johnson, and Yuan Shu, eds. Oceanic Archives and Transnational American Studies, Hong Kong UP and U of Hawaii P, Forthcoming.

Book Chapters

    • “Representing Chinese Railroad Workers in North America: Chinese Historiography and Literary Anthology, 1949-2015,” Chinese Railroad Workers in North America. Eds. Shelley Fisher Fishkin and Gordon H. Chang. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, forthcoming.
    • “Archives, Epistemology, and the Eco-Poetics of the Transpacific,” Literature and Eco-criticism in English Studies in China. Eds. Ning Mei and Zhou Jie. Nanjing, China: Nanjing University Press, 2017. 283-302.
    • “Virtual Communities and the Cultural Imaginary of Chinese Americans,” Asian America: Forming New Communities, Expanding Boundaries. Ed. H. Ling. New Brunswick:Rutgers UP, 2009. 179-197.
    • “Re-imagine the Community: Digital Technology and Web-based Chinese Language Networks in North America,”AsianAmerica.Net: Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Cyberspace. Ed. by Rachel Lee and Sau-ling Wong. New York: Routledge, 2003. 139-157.